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    Small-ish problem I've got. Milo keeps throwing his rope toy at me straight after dinner. I once forgotten that he just ate, so I played fetch with him. Dumb decision as he threw up his dinner shortly afterwards.

    How do I get him to stop wanting to run/play after dinner so he can digest his meal a bit?

    His dinner is after ours, roughly about 7pm. He would probably finish eating around 7:15. Then keep nagging me to play with him until I think enough time has passed (around 1 hour later). He would play a bit then fall asleep around 9pm until next morning. What can he do for that 1 hour after dinner?

    I thought about training him during that time, but that would be feeding him more food to digest...

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    No idea, sorry. Mine get fed about 4pm. They then stay outside as that is their going nuts time. Then they get a bone when going in the dog yard.

    Why do you feel you have to fill his time? He doesn't like alone or crash out time?
    Even when I had a single dog they always just amused themselves lots of the time.

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    Whenever I'm around, I have never seen Milo go and amuse himself. He's literally always by my side when I'm at home. I take a step, he takes a step. He doesn't like being away from me... I think he has a bit of separation anxiety, but not to the extent that you see on dog training shows. He would nibble on my clothes if I decide to ignore his invites for play... then I get lovely holes and saliva on my clothes. I do 'growl' "No!" when he does this, and he just stares at me and chucks the toy at me again.

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    One of mine is like this. She believes that she was put on this earth just to be with me, including supervising my toilet time. She though is able to be away from me if she has to be.
    I really have no idea how to help you. I am not sure if you have kids. If not, and you did in the next few years there could be problems if Milo can not be alone.

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    The blue glue... dog nose stuck to back of boss's knee everywhere the knee goes.

    My dog gets a bit excited immediately after dinner. I just let her out the back to do her thing. I don't help her. Well sometimes I throw the ball but she's pretty crap at fetching it so the game tends to be very short. Like one to three throws tops. Mostly she just needs some toilet time. And it's best if I act boring.

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    I also feed mine earlier too, but we have four, so they entertain themselves. You are right, I think, it might be a level of separation anxiety. Ignore sound the best to me. Will be hard initially
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    I tried ignoring him today after dinner. After 10 minutes of him carrying on, he realised no one will play with him =( So he laid down and slept by my feet.
    Milo doesn't like spending time outside in the backyard if there's people in the house. He doesn't go toilet after dinner too (the usual 30 minutes or so that I read about). I think he holds it in until I let him out at night to sleep outside...
    I'll continue trying to ignore him.. will be difficult!

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    He has trained you well. Not said nastily.

    Good luck.

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